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February 23, 2017
Jiri Cincura announces the Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

The story of this version is finalizers. Yeah. The finalizers in provider were not correct on all places and oftentimes really not needed. The code was usually trying to band-aid programmers’ mistakes (bad idea) causing reentrancy problems (the famous NullReferenceExceptions in finalizer thread). No more. These lines are gone and left only on places where it makes sense, highly isolated.

Overview of changes can be found in tracker.

You can download them in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!
February 17, 2017
Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 2.5.7 — the latest minor release in the Firebird 2.5 series.

This sub-release introduces several bug fixes (including fix for a recently reported security vulnerability) and a few improvements, please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. Binary kits for Windows and Linux on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are immediately available for download. Binary kits for Mac OS X will follow shortly.
February 15, 2017
FDB Python driver for Firebird v1.7 is available for download.

What's new:
  • (PYFB-66) — Port parameter for connect and create_database is not used
  • (PYFB-69) — Can not connect to FB services if set ISC_USER & ISC_PASSWORD by os.environ[...]
  • (PYFB-70) — executemany(operation, seq_of_parameters) appears to run slower than it should
  • Number of fixes to DDL generators in schema module
  • Added support for Filter and BackupHistory in schema module.
  • Added DDL scripts generator get_metadata_ddl().
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